The movie follows 3 Japanese friends from embarking on Yamato, the world's largest battleship, until it's sunk 3 1/2 years later on April 7, 1945 on it's way to Okinawa to stop American advance at the end of WWII.
Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.
July 1944, The Imperial Japanese Army Garrison on Saipan mounted its final suicidal Banzai charge against the American Marines in the Battle for Saipan. Out of the 4000 Japanese who waged the charge there are almost no survivors but among them left alive is Captain Oba Sakae (Yutaka Takenouchi). Playing dead, he initially avoids capture and then is joined by a small band of survivors who retreat deep into the jungle. There, he as the highest ranking officer still alive will take command of the surviving 46 soldiers and 200 plus Japanese civilians now in his care who will evade the Marines and conduct a hit and run Guerrilla War long after the Americans declare the island secured in American hands. Enraged by Oba's resistance, the temperamental USMC Commander Colonel Pollard (Daniel Baldwin) launches an all out effort to hunt the man the Marines have dubbed "The Fox" of the Pacific. Failing to Capture Oba, Pollard is sacked and replaced by the mild mannered Colonel Wessinger (Treat ...Written by
Louis E. Rosas
You can see a few M-38 Jeeps and CJ3As instead of the wartime Jeep Willys Also when the Marines are walking in a straight line some of the soldiers are carrying British Lee Enfield rifles instead of M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, or 03-A3 bolt action rifles. See more »
I don't understand these Japs. This ah... Bushido suicide thing... It's ah... Well! It's crazy.
Well, It's ah... it's a matter of pride. It's a way of thinking. They've been nurturing in their heads for centuries.
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I saw the words "refreshing", "Japanese perspective" and "realistic" in the previous review which is UTTER tosh. Where does this guy get off telling such lies? There must be an American media machine feeding these lines to try sell this typical American self righteous arrogant movie, because so many have been made, I guess they are trying a new selling angle to make more money.
The acting is Awful, believe me, its some of the worst you will ever see, a knife wound results in instant death, an explosion forces everyone to lie flat facedown in a perfect 20m radius. There are 2 emotions in this film, and you will be hard pressed to recognise either of them.
The script is soooo cheesy, I think Disney would blush. The lines seem to specifically say "We Americans were so kind to the Japanese while we were killing them, we couldn't have torture bases in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Baghram Airbase etc etc" Move on people, nothing to see here you haven't already seen 10 times 10 years ago.
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